Lowell Naeve

He Couldn't Take It () 16mm, black and white, 11 min

Genre: Experimental

"Features Ted Bailey, who aspires to live a quiet existence. On this particular occasion he tries to concentrate upon reading a book but the communications media have made thie inroads; the revved-up war news of the radio persists in intruding. Pop tunes, one hardly distinguishable from another, also puncture his concentration, as do the laxative commercials and stock market reports. "At last he is enticed out of the comfort of his home and is convinded he should race in pursuit of a tremendous bonus in trading stamps. In his acceleration he loses his life, but he does attain the serentiy he so ardently desired. His funeral comes off without a hitch. " L.N.

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Lowell Naeve

Inventor, The () 16mm, b&w, 8 min

Genre: Experimental

Story and narration (in heavy German accent) by Peter Schumann. "Peter Schumann claims (in modest tone) to have invented almost everything. 'I invented soup,' and after several other claimes, 'and also I invented myself.' "In time we learn that Professor Schumann also invented the first movie. We are invited to view this first film ever made, which is "about all the kings, and the old and terrible kings.' "The Professor relates their gory history in banal understatements and we are led simply to believe that 'King One killed King Two , and King Two killed King Three, and King Three killed King Four.' (and that all the other kings died later at home) "His final commentary: 'And God looks down and he thinks they were all stupid." - L.N.

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